The Pete Watkins Originals –  The Originals perform Pete Watkins songs in an exciting acoustic roots style. The current core lineup features Pete Watkins on gtr and vocals, Gordon Raitt on bass and Drew Pountney on percussion and sometimes features the awesome Jono Watts on fiddle.

The ORIGINALS has featured many fine musicians working in the line up, including Dave Favis-Mortlock on fiddle, bass from Colin Baker and Gary Warmington, Trev Nevitt and Andy Thomas on percussion.


The Pete Watkins Band – a cover band ideal for weddings and celebrations. Covering a wide selection of popular music from the last 6 decades. Pete likes to personalise the performances by taking time to understand exactly what the party requires, from the opening dance to family favourites. The core band is a three piece of guitar/bass and drums including two vocals, the band be expanded on request. email or call Pete to discuss the available options. Fully self contained with PA and lights.

Sunny Afternoon –  An authentic 60’s beat group band covering songs from the great bands who defined the most influential decade in the history of popular music, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Small Faces and many more from both sides of the Atlantic. Available for functions, fully self contained with PA and lights.

On Saturday 24th August 2013 Sunny Afternoon played an exclusive ticket only gig at Deddington Church, an awesome venue. Organised by Smile Promotions.

"Thanks to you and the band for a fantastic performance on Sat eve 24 Aug in Deddington Church. I played in bands throughout my teenage years and it was great to hear all those songs again played and sung so well and with much enthusiasm. In addition to a great concert, your love for the music really came across and you inspired me to go home and start playing again … So, not just a great concert but a re-kindled hobby! Thanks again for a memorable night of music". Richard Teare

In 2009 Pete recorded a unique acoustic version of the classic Kinks album ‘The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society’ . Along with Gary Warmington on bass and Mike Freer on drums this arrangement was performed in front of The Kinks at the annual fan club conventions in London and Utrecht. Limited copies are still available and can be ordered on request, just email Pete on :

Listen to some of Pete’s Music:

The following files are band recordings from an early Pete Watkins album called Madness in My Method and feature The Steps and The Reactions. New sound files of the current Pete Watkins Originals will be featured soon.

I can see for miles – Townshend
Pete Watkins – Split personality
Pete Watkins- Corners
Pete Watkins – I need you
Pete Watkins – Only music matters

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